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This rumor and speculation has been on about this for a while and now NYP has some more: it says that MSFT has quietly restarted licensing t…

This rumor and speculation has been on about this for a while and now NYP has some more: it says that MSFT has quietly restarted licensing talks as a precursor to launching its own digital music store. Last month, Microsoft partnered with MTV on WMP 11 to launch Urge, a subscription music service.
Also, it is
demoing the player to music execs: the device plays both video and MP3s, and some who have seen it say the quality of the video surpasses that of the video iPod, the story says.
Reuters:

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